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Issue 5

08 Feb 2023

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Save the Date: Dóchas Conference: Institute of Chartered Accountants, Pearse Street, Dublin 2: 18 May

The 2023 Dóchas Conference will take place in person this year. Watch this space for further information in the coming weeks.

Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) Development Education and the Economic Paradigm: The Centre for Global Education and Irish Development Education Association: Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 12.00 – 1.30pm

This seminar will debate the content of Issue 35 of Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  The speakers are: Celina del Felice (Chair); Harm-Jan Fricke; Anders Daniel Faksvåg Haugen; and Irene Tollefsen. Register here. 

(2) OECD DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance Event: Iveagh House: Friday 10 February 9:30am

Jacqueline Wood, Team Lead and Senior Civil Society Specialist in the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate will present on the OECD DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance. The purpose of the event will be to:

Tickets for this event are available through Eventbrite. Due to space limitations in the Ballroom in Iveagh House, tickets are limited to one in person ticket per organisation on a first come first serve basis.

Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Concern Worldwide - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) GOAL - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(3) Trócaire - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Oxfam Ireland – Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply. 

(5) Research & Admin Fellowship to support work in Europe and Central Asia: Front Line Defenders

The selected candidate will work in close coordination with the Protection Coordinators for the region, and will also provide support to other relevant staff across other programme areas in relation to our work in the region, as required. The fellowship will be for nine months (extendable for up to 1 year) and based in Front Line Defenders' office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Find out more. Closing date: 10 February 2023.

(6) Education and Outreach Officer: Financial Justice Ireland

Financial Justice Ireland is a global financial justice organisation working to empower people in Ireland to take informed action for greater economic justice in Ireland and in the Global South. We are seeking to recruit an Education & Outreach Officer for an exciting and challenging role working at the heart of a small and dynamic multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will have excellent communications and organisational skills as well as a proven track record on educational resource development, training and facilitation. Find out more. Closing date: 10 February.

(7) Facilitator – ‘No War Anywhere’: Service Civil International

Service Civil International (SCI) is hiring one facilitator to join their team for an in-person 7-day seminar in Rome, Italy, supported by the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation and the EU’s CERV Programme. The seminar ‘No War Anywhere’ will bring together young people from across Europe to exchange on the topic of peace and to become active against militarism. Find out more. Closing date: 10 February.

(8) Programme Development and Funding Manager (2-year post): Christian Aid Ireland

This role is an exciting opportunity for a senior funding specialist to grow the institutional funding for Christian Aid Ireland’s international programmes across Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean, with a focus on human rights, governance, peacebuilding, gender equality and women’s empowerment, humanitarian response and resilience. Find out more. Closing date: 13 February

(9) Migration Services Caseworker: Irish Red Cross

The Ukraine Response Programme is designed to source, utilise and manage public pledged properties in Ireland for Ukraine refugees in an efficient manner, to the benefit of Ukraine refugees who are beneficiaries of Temporary Protection and in support of Pledgers and Hosts. Find out more. Closing date 13 February

(10) Multiple Roles: Self Help Africa

Late 2021 Self Help Africa and United Purpose merged. The two organisations implement projects to end extreme hunger and poverty. This merger doubled our size and reach and means that we are implementing poverty eradication projects in 17 countries. Collectively, we are also part of a group that includes social enterprise subsidiaries Partner Africa, TruTrade and Cumo Microfinance. In 2022 our work will reach more than six million people, and invest upwards of €45m in more than 100 development programmes designed to improve food systems, facilitate access to markets and financial services, combat climate change, gender inequality, and improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. This is an exciting time to join us. We welcome applicants for the following opportunities:

·        Country Director, Kenya: Closing date: rolling. Full details and how to apply

·        Global Safeguarding Manager: Closing date: 13 February. Full details and how to apply

(11) Aid Worker: Southside Partnership

Excellent opportunity to join an innovative problem-solving team responding to the needs of conflict-affected Ukrainians and International Protection Applicants in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area. Southside Partnership Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is a Local Development Company working towards an inclusive and just society, where each person is encouraged and enabled to reach their full potential and live with dignity in active, healthy and safe communities. There is an operational research component of the programme, where we’re trying to identify best practice and generate learning in the sector for supporting these vulnerable groups at a scale unprecedented in an Irish context in recent years. Find out more. Closing date: 16 February

(12) Multiple roles: Plan International Ireland

The Youth and Digital Engagement Support: This role will be responsible for supporting and promoting youth and digital engagement in Plan International Ireland by ensuring that young people have the knowledge and supports they require to develop leadership roles and meaningfully participate in Plan International Ireland’s work. This is an exciting and important role to support a youth-led public engagement model and engage young people to participate in our projects. The post holder will support the planning and delivery of projects to engage young people with Plan International Ireland. Find out more: Closing date: 17 February

Supporter Care Administrator: Plan International Ireland is looking for a dynamic individual to engage with, and provide exceptional supporter care to, our sponsors and public supporters. Reporting to the Individual Giving Manager, you will assist the Supporter Retention Officer in nurturing the relationship between Plan International Ireland and our highly valued new and existing supporters. Duties will include the management of incoming communications from supporters, processing and recording of donations and updating supporter information, including marketing consents in line with GDPR. You will nurture supporter relationships through the efficient implementation of supporter journey communications, across a variety of channels including telephone, email, post and in a face-to-face capacity.  Find out more: Closing date: 17 February

(13) Consultancy Opportunity: World Visions Ireland

World Vision Ireland is seeking a consultant to provide technical support on Climate Change and Resilience to a wide range of programming. Find out more.  Closing date 22 February

(14) Consultancy Opportunity: Misean Cara

Misean Cara and its member organisation the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto) are inviting tenders for the carrying out of a review of the Institute’s work in Rumbek, Lakes State, South Sudan, from 2008 to 2022. Find out more. Closing date February 26th

(15) Programme Manager: Human Dignity Foundation

The Programme Manager will oversee a portfolio consisting of several projects, implemented by grantees, focused on preventing or responding to Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSEA). They will deliver all aspects of grant and portfolio management and monitor grantee performance to ensure the best use and impact of resources of the HDF fund. Find out more. Closing date: 28 February.

(16) Institutional Grants Manager: Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders is seeking an excellent candidate for the role of Institutional Grants Manager. The Institutional Grants Manager's  primary role is to lead Front Line Defenders’ established process of engagement with its consortium of private and institutional donors based throughout Europe, North America and elsewhere. This includes responsibility for reporting, relationship management and identifying new funding opportunities. Find out more. Closing date: 1 March

(17) Head of Finance and Operations: Suas

At Suas we mobilise third-level students and recent graduates to stand up for global justice, equality and sustainability. We are a small, dynamic organisation, at an exciting stage in our development, launching into our next 5-year strategic period. We are looking for an exceptional person whose skills span finance, operations and administration. This role is permanent, with flexible arrangements possible for the right candidate. You will be joining a small passionate team and work closely with the Executive Director and the Head of Programmes. Find out more. Closing date: 2 March

Situations Vacant - Internships and Volunteer Posts 

(1) Multiple Roles: Nurture Africa

Nurture Africa is seeking experienced and enthusiastic volunteers for 3-6 month placements in Uganda for the following roles: 1) Finance Officer/Accountant 2) Carpenter 3) Healthcare professional skilled in administration, management and training 4) Restaurant Manager 5) Chef 6) Construction Programme Manager/Clerk of Works. For more information or if you would like to send your CV to apply, please contact Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline

(2) Major Gifts Intern: MSF

This is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced fundraising team and gain insights into relationship fundraising, the work of MSF and current topics in the humanitarian sector. During the internship with MSF, you will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities. Most importantly, as a member of the fundraising team, the work will contribute to the achievement of MSF’s objectives in Ireland, and support MSF’s work around the world. Find out more. Closing date: 19 February.

(3) European Solidarity Corps Humanitarian Aid Volunteers: VC

Viatores Christi (VC) is a Dublin-based development organisation that addresses needs through development and humanitarian assistance interventions and recruits, trains and places skilled personnel.  VC is a partner in a European Solidarity Corps Humanitarian Aid consortium project called Humanitarian Aid for the Needs of Development (HAND) with EPEKA, Turkey (lead partner), OSVSWA in India and BRAVO in Bosnia and Herzegovina. HAND is now recruiting volunteers through the European Solidarity Corps Humanitarian Aid online portal for deployment this year. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling

(4) Policy and Practice Issue 37 Call for Contributors: The Centre for Global Education

The Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 37 (Autumn 2023) of our peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review which is on the theme “Frontlines of Activism”.  Authors interested in submitting an article to Issue 37 should send a 300-word abstract to Find out more. Closing date: 3 April.

Courses and Training

(1) STAND Spring Global Issues Course: Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 Global Issues Courses are now accepting applications. So, if you're interested in taking action for global justice and building up your CV while working actively towards a better world, join us this Spring!  We welcome students from all disciplines to apply and no prior knowledge of development issues is needed. The course costs just €25 thanks to the support of Irish Aid, but places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis - so don’t leave it for the last minute and apply today. Find out more.

(2) Hostile Environment Course: Eurocheck Security: 22 - 24 February and 13 - 15 March

Our hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high-risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. Find out more

(3) Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance: The Law Society Diploma Centre: 10 March - 27 May 2023

This certificate course provides those working in charitable, social enterprise and community organisations with an overview of the law and best practice in the relevant areas. The course has a very practical emphasis and will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain integrity and uphold standards. Key areas covered include recent trends in the charity sector in Ireland, regulation of and best practice for fundraising, management, human resource and volunteer policies, and the legal framework and legal structures for charities. The course will appeal to those working in the sector or those who hold positions on boards of organisations or in a management capacity. Members of the Wheel are eligible for a 10% discount off their fee. Find out more.

(4) Post-graduate programmes: MU Department of International Development  

Join us at the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, on our PG and MA programmes, which start in September 2023 (full- or part-time). These include our PG Cert. in Global Citizenship Education, MA in International Development, and our MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. Through them, participants will critically engage with important contemporary issues and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others at personal, local and global levels. Any questions via email to Find out more.  


(1)Student Debating Series: The Irish Global Health Network and Concern

The Irish Global Health Network Student Outreach Team has partnered with CONCERN and the Global Youth Mobilization to prepare an all-Ireland global health debate open to all tertiary institution students. Students in groups of four will be able to enroll until the 17th of February and the first round of the debate will take place in March. The theme chosen, “global health crisis and inequities”, will bring students from all over the country to discuss one of the most pressing issues in actuality, using creative and critical thinking to debate in teams. Find out more. Closing date (extended) 17 February

(2) Film Screening - The Ants and the Grasshopper: Wednesday 22nd February 4pm – 5.30pm, The Sugar Club

IFIAD will host a screening of The Ants and the Grasshopper, a documentary which charts the story of two women from Malawi who travel to America to talk to farmers and community leaders about climate change. The Ants and the Grasshopper is a film by Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved. Find out more.

Other Information

(1) One World Week Seed Fund: National Youth Council of Ireland 

NYCI Global Youth Work team in association with Irish Aid is delighted to invite applications for our Seed Grants worth up to €400. The OWW Seed Fund is an opportunity to explore an aspect of our global world, and to make local-global connections in your work. Find out more. Closing date: 28 February. 

(2) Get up and Goals (charity shops) Project Survey: A Partnership with Africa

If you have ever donated to, shopped, worked, volunteered in or even thought about a charity shop, the Get Up and Goals (charity shops) project is asking you to give up approx. 6 minutes to complete our online survey. By completing the survey, you have a chance to win an SDG leather football or drawstring bag, and are helping us to plan Global Citizenship Education activities in charity shops. Survey findings will be shared with relevant networks, including Dochas, IDEA and Charity Retail Ireland. Take the survey


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